Octavia Spencer Wiki: Actress, Net Worth, Movie & Facts To Know

Find out the net worth, movies and some fun facts about the award-winning American actress as well as author Octavia Spencer from below.

Octavia Spencer, her net worth and movies

Octavia Spencer is an American actress and author with a net worth of $12 million dollars. She gets a salary of $75 thousand per episode. Spencer was born in Montgomery, Alabama. She graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Liberal Arts. Octavia Spencer began her professional career in acting in the 90s. Her debut film was ‘A Time to Kill’. Since then, Spencer has appeared in many films and TV Shows. She has done television projects like ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’, ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’, ‘ Grounded for Life’, ‘Titus’, ‘ER’, ‘Becker’ and many such others. She has been ranked as one of the 25 funniest actresses in Hollywood in 2009 by the Entertainment Weekly. She has done various films such as ‘Never Been Kissed’, ‘Being John Malkovich’, ‘Spider-Man’, ‘Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde’, ‘Win a Date with Tad Hamilton’, ‘Beauty Shop’, ‘Seven Pounds’ and ‘Dinner for Schmucks’. Spencer’s performance in the film ‘The Help’ got her numerous honors including a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and a SAG Award. She has been nominated for an Oscar Award for the Best Supporting Actress too. She even got a Golden Globe nomination as the Best Supporting Actress for her work in the film ‘The Shape of Water’.

Actress Octavia Spencer

Born as Octavia Lenora Spencer in 1970, this American actress is recognized by her work in the movie, ‘The Help’. Her role as Minny Jackson won her rave reviews. She won the BAFTA award and an Academy Award for the Best Supporting Actress for her work in the film. She even got an Oscar nominee for Best Supporting actress for her work in the film ‘Hidden Figures’. Her other excellent performances include ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’ and ‘Get on Up’. She started her acting career from the year 1996 and continues till today. She has six siblings and she is closest to her sisters Rosa and Areka. Her mother, Dellsena, used to work as a house help and maid. Spencer completed her education from Jefferson Davis High School in 1988. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. After completing her education, she bagged a role in the movie, ‘The Long Walk Home’. Her official debut was in the film, ‘A Time to Kill’ where she played the part of a nurse. She has also done notable work in films like ‘Never Been Kissed’, ‘Coach Carter’ and ‘Bad Santa’. Her personal life remains barren at present as she is still searching for her perfect husband. she is currently focusing on her weight loss, career and good appreciation. There is a rumor that she was once dating a man for a short period but as both of them were not serious about each other, she did not introduce him to the public. There is a lot of rumor about her sexuality as she has never been involved in any controversies or affairs but she claims to get find a suitable husband for herself, get married and settle down after some time in her life. Spencer is 5 feet 2 inches tall. In an interview regarding her acting skills, she once said, “I’m an actor and I am looking for roles where I can continue to evolve, and things that are challenging. I gravitate to the roles, not necessarily television or film. It’s just the fact that, for me, the most interesting roles have been in television.”

Some fun facts about the actress

Spencer worked as an intern on the sets of ‘The Long Walk Home’, a film starring Whoopi Goldberg. In her film, ‘Time To Kill’ she was hired to work on casting, but when Schumacher asked if she could audition for a part, she agreed. Spencer has done many TV Shows like ‘Raising the Bar’, ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’, ‘The Big Bang Theory’, ‘Wizards of Waverly Place’, ‘Grounded for Life’, ‘ER’, ‘Titus’, ‘Becker’, ’30 Rock’ and ‘Dharma & Greg’, plus a recurring role on ‘Mom’. On television, she is best known for her starring roles on ‘Halfway Home’, ‘Constance Grady’ and ‘Ugly Betty’. In 2003, Spencer made her stage debut in the play, ‘The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife’. It was her first and only play, as she told a magazine that she suffers from “stage fright.” In 2008, her appearance in ‘Seven Pounds’ garnered her praise and media attention. In 2012, Spencer was invited to join Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She rendered her voice as an otter, Mrs, Otterson, in Disney’s ‘Zootopia’.’Zootopia’ was her first animated film. Recently, she was seen in the adventure/drama and fantasy flick, ‘The Shape of Water’. ‘The Shape of Water’ released worldwide on 8th December, 2017 and she played the role of Zelda Fuller in the movie. The film revolved around a mute janitor who forms a relationship with a mysterious aquatic creature.